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tupelo (n.)

American black gum tree, 1730, from an Algonquian language, such as Cree ito opilwa "swamp tree," Muskogee eto opelwv.

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Definitions of tupelo from WordNet
1
tupelo (n.)
pale soft wood of a tupelo tree especially the water gum;
tupelo (n.)
any of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America;
Synonyms: tupelo tree
2
Tupelo (n.)
a town in northeast Mississippi;
From wordnet.princeton.edu